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The Lonely Crowd print previews 'The Old Fashioned Hat'

I have a story forthcoming in the about to be published second issue of print journal The Lonely Crowd, and ‘The Old Fashioned Hat‘ is available to read for free on The Lonely Crowd website as a preview; but you better get over there fast as it’ll only be…
I have a story forthcoming in the about to be published second issue of print journal The Lonely Crowd, and 'The Old Fashioned Hat' is available to read for free on The Lonely Crowd website as a pr...
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Driver and the Beautiful Highway short film adaptation

In 2011 I was asked to pen by eMergent Publishing editor, writer and all round inspiration, Jodi Cleghorn, to write an story for an planned anthology of post-apocalyptic love stories called (Nothing But) Flowers. The anthology was part of eMergent’s…
In 2011 I was asked to pen by eMergent Publishing editor, writer and all round inspiration, Jodi Cleghorn, to write an story for an planned anthology of post-apocalyptic love stories called (Nothin...
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After it’s successful London launch event on Saturday, tomorrow night sees the return of the Unthank Prose Event with the launch of the rip-roaring Unthology 7 and a sensational line-up of short story stars. I’m thrilled to be able to say that I am…
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Counting words vs Words that count; how many words are enough? #writing

Since I started writing I have been interested in the process and methodology of successful writers. I find other writer’s habits, particularly those of my favourite authors, intriguing, and often the way in which some writers approach their work is…
Since I started writing I have been interested in the process and methodology of successful writers. I find other writer's habits, particularly those of my favourite authors, intriguing, and often ...
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I have a new story in the soon to be published Unthology 7 from those brilliant folks @UnthankBooks

I‘m a big fan of Unthank Books’ Unthology series. Editors Ashley Stokes and Robin Jones have, over the last six collections, assembled some of the very best short fiction from both emerging and more established writers. Which is why I was thrilled to have…
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Library of the Infinitesimally Small and Unimaginably Large: #bookart

The best thing about the internet is how often you find cool stuff you didn’t know existed before some random post or link takes you deep into a site you might never have other wise stumbled upon. The Library of the Infinitesimally Small and Unimaginably…
The best thing about the internet is how often you find cool stuff you didn't know existed before some random post or link takes you deep into a site you might never have other wise stumbled upon. ...
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I am thrilled to be able to share that my story, ‘Dancing to the Shipping Forecast‘ has been selected as Second Prize winning story in this year’s Bath Short Story Award. The Bath Award is a fantastic prize that since its founding has celebrated some…
I am thrilled to be able to share that my story, 'Dancing to the Shipping Forecast' has been selected as Second Prize winning story in this year's Bath Short Story Award. The Bath Award is a fantas...
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What have I been up to lately? Well...

One: I recently attended the launch of Banovallum School’s First Story Anthology, Writing Outside the Box. It has been my privilege to work with the boys at Banovallum and their teacher Miss Lord since September last year. First story is a UK charity that…
One: I recently attended the launch of Banovallum School's First Story Anthology, Writing Outside the Box. It has been my privilege to work with the boys at Banovallum and their teacher Miss Lord s...
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Unthology 7 launches at the London Short Story festival today. Here’s the official announcement regarding the latest in Unthank Books superb short fiction anthology series: UNTHANK BOOKS are very proud to announce the publication of UNTHOLOGY 7, the…
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The Importance of Being Mentored: an update on my @WritingEM mentoring with the brilliant @nikival71

About this time last year I was lucky enough to be selected for the Writing East Midlands’ mentoring scheme, a fantastic opportunity to be mentored by a successful author for six months, with the sessions focusing on my writing goals. Following my…
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One year on from publication - in which I talk about the nice things that happened and thank some lovely folks:

I’ve been so busy the last few weeks that the first anniversary of the publication of my debut book, Looking Out of Broken Windows, whizzed past without me noticing. It only slammed into the forefront of my brain when the 2015 Edge Hill Prize longlist was…
I've been so busy the last few weeks that the first anniversary of the publication of my debut book, Looking Out of Broken Windows, whizzed past without me noticing. It only slammed into the forefr...
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Lawrence Country - a brief photo report of my visit the @DHLHeritage Centre and Museum:

Over half-term, I took my wife away to Nottingham for a short break. She had always wanted to visit Eastwood, the birthplace of D H Lawrence, so we started by visiting the D H Lawrence Heritage Centre. The museum is small but really informative and seems…
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Dan used to be a teacher but now he's a full time parent and a writer.

He's currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the end of which he will either have written a novel or he'll have failed. He's aiming for the former.

His short fiction has appeared in the pages of Carve, Paraxis, Structo, Staccato, Metazen and The View From Here.

His short story ‘Half-mown Lawn’ won the Yeovil Literary Prize for short fiction and was published in The Best British Short Stories 2012.

His Carve Esoteric Award winning story, 'Storm in a Teacup,' will be published in the Salt Anthology of New Writing in 2013.

And his Scott Prize shortlisted collection of short fiction, Looking Out of Broken Windows, will be published by Salt in 2014.

When he's not changing nappies, making lunch or writing, he's reading, or online or watching old episodes of Green Wing.
 
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2013 Thresholds Feature Writing Prize, runner up. Salt Short Story Prize 2013 , runner-up. Shortlisted for the 2013 Scott Prize. Carve Esoteric Award winner 2013. Shortlisted for the Fleeting Six Word Story Prize in 2012. Yeovil Literary Prize winner in 2010. Winchester Writers' Conference Short Story Competetion 2009 - second prize.
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